Bay Ridge Preparatory School

8101 Ridge Boulevard,
Brooklyn, NY, 11209-0112
Tel: (718)833-9090
Grades: K - 12 | 381 students
Bay Ridge Prep's history is a source of great pride for our entire academic community and helps shape our mission and culture.
Our school was started by a group of committed faculty, parents, and students who shared a child-centered educational vision.
What began as a one-room schoolhouse with 30 students in grades K-12 has flourished and grown into an institution with over 375 students and 100 faculty and staff members.
Despite this rapid growth, we have only strengthened our commitment to the original vision of the school.
All members of the Bay Ridge Prep community continue to feel they are part of something larger than themselves, that they are in fact, part of a mission.
As one visiting educator recently observed, Bay Ridge Prep is "obviously a labor of love."

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 381 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Bay Ridge Preparatory School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 85%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Dress Code Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Wendy Freeburn

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Anime, Art, Band, Basketball, Chess, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama/Theatre, Jazz Band, Literary Journal, Martial Arts, Music/Vocal Lessons, Newspaper, Photography, Pottery, Tennis, Track, Yearbook Anime, Art, Band, Basketball, Chess, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama/Theatre, Jazz Band, Martial Arts, Newspaper, Photography, Pottery, Tennis, Track, Yearbook, Literary Journal,
Music/Vocal Lessons,

School Notes:

  • We provide students with tools of inquiry that will promote their success in life. In addition to learning important facts and concepts, students use research methods to identify and solve problems, to analyze and evaluate information, and to synthesize and apply the results to new situations. In this context, teachers become facilitators of learning. We seek to help students attain a deeper understanding of concepts and issues that are pervasive and enduring.

    We recognize that motivation to learn increases when students are confident about their abilities, advocate for their educational pursuits, and identify connections between what they are learning and their own lives. Teachers strengthen the self-efficacy of their students by organizing instruction around the variety of ways students learn and engaging students in integrative learning experiences that utilize the broad spectrum of their skills and abilities. 

    We value the importance of emotional intelligence in helping students create lives that are professionally satisfying and personally fulfilling. Toward that end we create a school community that includes the following: cooperative and experiential learning, role modeling in social interactions among the teachers and students, and school-wide practices that develop self-awareness and encourage social responsibility. 

    We believe that individuals have a greater impact on the world when they are self-confident, cognizant of their strengths and weaknesses, and prepared to pursue their interests and passions. Students are exposed to issues that challenge their beliefs, values, and actions, and to experiences that celebrate differences among themselves and others. Through active involvement in building community consciousness within the immediate school environment, students' horizons are broadened to include issues of social justice. Students begin to understand and pursue the responsibilities of being citizens of local, national and global communities.
  • Profile last updated: 08/16/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Brooklyn Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn
    8515 Ridge Boulevard
    Brooklyn , NY , 11209
    (718)238-3308
    0.1  mi  |  140  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Brooklyn
    St. Anselm Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    365 83rd St
    Brooklyn , NY , 11209
    (718)745-7643
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.2  mi  |  463  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Brooklyn
    Dimitrios & Georgia Kaloidis Parochial School
    (Greek Orthodox)
    8502 Ridge Blvd
    Brooklyn , NY , 11209
    (718)836-8096
    (Greek Orthodox)
    0.2  mi  |  125  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Brooklyn
    Visitation Academy
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    8902 Ridge Blvd
    Brooklyn , NY , 11209
    (718)680-9452
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0.2  mi  |  138  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Brooklyn
    Bay Ridge Prep    
    7420 4th Ave
    Brooklyn , NY , 11209
    (718)833-5839
    0.6  mi  |  180  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 14, 2013 - WOW. I have so much to say about this school, I dont know if I could say it in about a paragraph. Everyone is a family here, the teachers and staff go out of there way to get to know each student individually. I struggle with learning disabilities and BRP goes out of it''s way to help me in what ever I need. I''ve been going since I was in 6th grade, and I''m in 12th now. I love it, I couldnt ask for a better family and support system. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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